I let my dog out last night (which I do everyday), I turned around, heard him dart and he was gone. Assuming he chased after a cat since he never leaves my side (velcro dog). We live at 26th and Cherry behind Twilight Exit. He is red, skinny, doesn’t have his collar on since we were washing it. He answers to Cass or Cassius. Super friendly. Please call 206-229-3265 and I’ll come get him or let me know where you spotted him. Again, super friendly. I’ll be up late waiting for phone calls.
From King County
The 9-1-1 system in Washington State is down at this time. No calls are getting through to the 9-1-1 centers, either on landlines or cell phones.
People who are having an emergency in King County can call the ten-digit emergency number for the police or fire agency in their area on a landline or cell phone, or they can use Text-to-911 on their cell phone.
There is no estimate for restoration of 9-1-1 service. No additional details are available at this time.
From SPD: If you are having difficulty connecting to the Seattle 911 Center, please call 206 583-2111, 206 625-5011 or text 911
UPDATE 12/28/2018 7:55 AM: The 9-1-1 problems in Seattle and around the state have reportedly continued into Friday morning. KUOW reports a network malfunction at CenturyLink took out 911 service across Washington and in other states nationwide Thursday night.
UPDATE: 12/28/2018 10:26 AM: SPD says 9-1-1 calls are getting through — but be ready to call (206) 583-2111 just in case:
The @SeattlePD 9-1-1 Center is currently receiving 9-1-1 calls. If you call 9-1-1, but can’t connect, please call 206 583-2111, 206 625-5011 or text to 9-1-1. Our technicians continue to wait for @CenturyLink to confirm the 9-1-1 system is fully restored. #911Outage
— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) December 28, 2018
Moving Minds Dance, a small but growing dance program in Central Seattle, is aiming to change the way children learn new ideas– by dancing about them. The program, started by Ciara McCormack Greenwalt in 2014, now offers curriculum-integrated dance classes. Just like other recreational dance classes in studios and after-school programs, young dancers will learn dance technique and combinations to prepare for showcases, but this program purposefully integrates every dance activity with its real-world applications. This format fosters students’ curiosity about their world and encourages them think creatively about what they’re learning.
“My teaching philosophy is that we can learn all things through dance,” said director Ciara McCormack Greenwalt, “I’ve been teaching curriculum-integrated classes in public school settings for years, but it’s very rare that recreational programs take advantage of the value that lies in pairing dance with other subjects.” There has long been discussion about the value of getting students moving, and how skills learned in dance classes have real-world applications in everything from making friends and getting hired to playing soccer or understanding math. Often, combining dance with an academic subject is the only way to convince schools to offer this vibrant art form. “I would love to see students in schools given the opportunity to just dance, but I also feel like it’s a disservice to teach dance without connecting it to the rest of a dancer’s life and the other things that are filling their minds.”
This school year, Moving Minds Dance is focusing on three big themes, one for each season. Throughout the fall, classes worked on building inclusive communities with social-emotional intelligence. Through movement, students honed their social and emotional skills, learned to establish strong relationships and take care of themselves and each other. This winter, students will dance about physical science, and discover how the laws of physics and the human anatomy are at play in the dance studio. In the spring, young dancers will dive into the magic of storytelling and literacy, exploring language through movement and creating dances inspired by the students’ favorite books.
The teachers at Moving Minds Dance are highly trained and capable of providing technical instruction on par with other professional-track training programs in the city, but the goal isn’t to turn out professional dancers. Their website states, “Our primary focus is to develop dancers who are humans first- assured of their own strength, intelligence, poise, and kindness. That’s why our classes focus on so much more than dance. We bring the rest of the world into the classroom.”
In Central Seattle, Moving Minds classes are available for students ages 2-9 years at Garfield, Miller, and Montlake Community Centers. These are all taught by McCormack Greenwalt, who has been developing her creative movement and beginning ballet curriculum since she began teaching in 2008 and boasts an impressive resume. In addition to running Moving Minds Dance, she teaches for the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Community Education department, Spectrum Dance Theater, and Evergreen City Ballet, serves as Vice President for the Dance Educators Association of Washington, and performs professionally with Intrepidus Dance.
Moving Minds Dance is a small dance education project led by dancer and educator Ciara McCormack Greenwalt with a mission to create and nurture a world of dance that encourages creative thought and joyful curiosity. McCormack Greenwalt has been teaching in the Seattle area since 2013 and founded Moving Minds Dance in 2014. The company currently serves over 100 students each year. By expanding its programming to integrate other topics into the dance classroom, Moving Minds Dance is furthering its mission to pique students’ curiosity and encourage them to creatively engage with their world through dance and movement. Those interested in learning more about the program are may visit movingmindsdance.org or contact Ciara McCormack Greenwalt directly for more information by emailing email@example.com.
Do you LOVE Coastal Kitchen brunch and ever wish you could have it for DINNER?
Third Annual…BREAKFAST FOR DINNER!
One Night Only!
Thursday, December 20th 3pm – 10pm
FULL Breakfast + Lunch = BRUNCH menu for Dinner!
(normal dinner menu will not be avail on this night)
Not enough daylight?
Too little time for breakfast?
We just couldn’t let that happen.
It’s our third annual….
Breakfast for Dinner!
Thursday, December 20th
Coastal Kitchen will serve our
(Breakfast + Lunch = BRUNCH) Menu for Dinner!
“Don’t Judge Me Happy Hour” and the “Every Day Happy Hour”
will be served 3pm-6pm & 9pm-close
$6 Bloody Mary’s
$6 Irish Coffees
$6 Segura Viudas Sparkling Wine
$20 Segura Viudas Sparkling Rose Brut BOTTLE!
$7 Whiskey Sours
$8 Rye Manhattans
$1.50 Fresh Shucked Oysters
Reservations are accepted, but not required.
(206) 322-1145 or via OpenTable
Thank You to @KFClovesyou on Instagram for the image
Thu Mar 21: 7.30pm
Wes Craven, US, 1991, 1h 42m
One of director Wes Craven’s most unusual and subversively funny films delivers the thrills and gore one comes to expect from the director of A Nightmare on Elm Street, while also offering a scathing satire of conservatism, gentrification, inequality, and unchecked greed – in other words, a film possibly even more relevant today than when it was released in 1991. When 13-year-old Poindexter “Fool” Williams (Brandon Adams) and a criminal-minded neighbor (Ving Rhames) break into the sprawling suburban mansion of a pair of heartless slumlords (Twin Peaks stars Wendy Robie and Everett McGill serving up wonderfully over-the-top performances), they uncover a labyrinth of twisted, terrifying secrets – including a basement filled with cannibalistic children!
Our Mistress of the Macabre Isabella Price will kick the screening off with a frightful and stimulating live performance, and we’ll help you experience the delicious taste of human flesh with free gummy body part candy!
From Michael Louella Community Engagement Project Manager / defeatHIV
You are invited to a special session meant to give people living with HIV the chance to look over and comment on the plans for an AIDS memorial to be built in Seattle, and to talk with the artist who has been commissioned to organize it all.
The AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway will use public art to create a physical place for remembrance and reflection; utilize technology to share stories about the epidemic and the diverse community responses to the crisis; and provide a call to action to end HIV/AIDS, stigma, and discrimination.
And it is important to us in this process to hear especially from the people living with HIV.
The meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 19th from 12 to 2PM.
It will be held in ACTU Conference Room, which is located on the 2nd Floor of the West Clinic atHarborview (down the hall from Madison Clinic). Continue reading
The Seattle Police 911 Center has added some new capabilities.
While cellular telephones have offered our society with convenience and portability, they have surrendered a key benefit that is ordinary to landline technology: precise location services when calling 911.
That is, up until now.
RapidSOS, enabled late last month at no additional cost through the existing Rave 911 Suite interface, provides pinpoint location services to our 911 Center. Previous iterations of cell phone GPS provided latitude and longitude, but locations were generalized and lacked verticality, something common in our urban city. Continue reading
This dog has been missing since 9:15am Monday and was last confirmed seen at 18th and John. Her name is whiskey and she is very skittish, she’s 3 years old and likely does not have a collar on. If anyone has seen her they can call Urban Animal at 206-329-5337.
UPDATE 12/13/18: Urban Animal reports Whiskey is found!
HURRAY!!! We are happy to report that Whiskey has been found!!! 🎉🎉🎉She is fine and happy to be home! Thank you all for help! Xo”
By Zoe Schurman
My name is Zoe Schurman, and I’m a 7th grader at Washington Middle School. Wednesday (November 14th), I went to a Seattle City Council meeting, wanting to learn about what was going on in our city. I got a real education in how government works – and how it’s not working for most of us.
I got involved in this fall’s city budget debate because I’m part of Zero Hour Seattle – part of a worldwide movement of young people fighting for climate justice. We advocate for things like free and accessible mass transit, zero-emission school buses, an end of fossil fuel dependency, and a stop to the youth jail. Like many people, I see that climate and other issues are all inter-connected. For example, if people can’t afford to live in Seattle because of the high cost of living, then they have to commute further to work and school – burning fossil fuels in the process. I came to see that here in Seattle, we need to build a lot more affordable housing in the city. Continue reading
From the King County Council
The King County Council unanimously adopts the 2019-2020 county budget, a plan that includes funding to restore the Sheriff’s gang unit, $100 million for affordable housing projects, and $230 million to combat homelessness.
Today’s passage comes after nearly two months of deliberation and review of the proposal delivered from the County Executive in September. Totaling $11.7 billion dollars, the budget is headlined by an array of key measures: Continue reading